If you are a field trip destination(attraction, festival/event, etc) or travel support service (hotel, restaurant, motorcoach company, tour operator, CVB, etc), we can work with you to attract student/youth groups. We keep you in front of educators and youth group decision-makers year round at education & recreation conferences with the MINNESOTA FIELD TRIP LIBRARY Exhibit (35 conferences in 2013), the LIBRARY ONLINE, the FIELD TRIP ALERTS, and the annual MN Field Trip EXPO (at Target Field in 2013!)...
"The Land Between the Lakes" located on I-35 and I-90 Interstates, is nestled between Fountain Lake and Albert Lea Lake providing year-round activities. Enjoy breathtaking wildlife and beauty along the Blazing Star Bike Trail, Myre Big Island State Park, Danish Park Fountains and Edgewater Park. Scenic tours of Albert Lea Lake abouard teh Pelican Breeze II cruise boat is a must. Shopping enthusiasts will love the unique specialty, craft, gift and antique shops in Historic Downtown Albert Lea.
AmericInn Faribault is the gateway to Twin Cities. Faribault is the home of Shattuck St. Mary's known worldwide for it hockey and soccer programs. Minutes from Cabela's and the Medford Outlet Mall. Pool. AHA Lift. Pet Friendly
AmericInn is a Splash Bay Adventure Center. It is unlike any hotel pool you have ever experienced. Indoor 108 feet waterside, kiddy waterslide, whirlpool and sauna. It's lika a vacation in its self. Pet Friendly!
Austin is a great place to live, work and visit! It’s ideally located at the junction of interstate 90 and U.S. 218, easily accessible from Interstate 35, with 7 entrances into the city. Austin is just 12 miles north of the Iowa border and 95 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul. The county seat of Mower, Austin was founded in 1858, and is now best-known as the home of the Hormel Foods Corporation, the only Fortune 500 company in MN located outside the metro area. The city has claimed the title of “SPAM®Town USA” in honor of one of the Hormel company’s renowned products. Plan on visiting the interactive SPAM museum during your stay. The community offers excellent lodging facilities, great dining opportunities, as well as shopping, sports and innumerable other amenities. Here you can visit an alpaca farm, a historic theatre, or watch animal training at the Cedar River Horse Logging operation.
9650 Waterstone Place , Suite 111B
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Benson Publishing provides consulting, publishing and marketing communications services on an “as needed” basis. Whether your need is a turnkey publication (magazine, booklet, map, etc.) for your business, or just a writing assignment, please call to discuss. Low overhead keeps costs down! We also publish a free weekly Networking Newsletter via e-mail in which readers share stories (free). Also sponsorship and advertising opportunities to reach 5500+ MN area readers. Owner Tom E. Benson is previous founding publisher of Midwest Living, group publisher of Mpls/St. Paul magazine, and has helped launch dozens of custom publications for clients. Call to discuss your needs.
Bloomington, MN is Home of Mall of America. Located just minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul, Bloomington is centrally located as the third largest city in Minnesota. Bloomington offers more than 36 hotels with free parking conveniently located minutes from many popular Twin Cities attractions, and most hotels offer FREE shuttles to Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport and Mall of America. Visit www.bloomingtonmn.org/touroperators for Bloomington's Group Tour web site, otherwise check out the great packages on our Deals and Promotions section of our web site.
Enjoy affordable, comfortable and uncomplicated lodging options in a forward-thinking city where you’ll discover unique specialty shops, diverse lodging, the new Burnsville Performing Arts Center and much more. Call for your FREE Visitor Guide.
The Nation's largest professional dinner theatre. Featuring Broadway quality productions with lavish costumes and sets, a fabulous menu, friendly tableside service, free convenient parking; group discounts and complimentary backstage tours for groups of 12+.
Como Town Amusement Park, located adjacent to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory in St. Paul, is a family-fun amusement park for kids ages 2 to 12. Enjoy more than 18 rides and attractions including all-time favorites and new, interactive rides that can’t be found anywhere else in the upper Midwest. For hours and tickets, visit www.comotown.com or call 651-487-2121.
LOVE This COUNTRY. It's not just a place, it's a feeling that comes from being treated like family. As our guest you don't just stay at our hotels, you live in them for a while!
Check out the web site today to create you Minnesota experiences! Walk across the headwaters of the great Mississippi River. Gaze out over shimmering Lake Superior in search of cargo ships. Drive, hike or bike on numerous trails along lush river bluffs, valleys, native and restored prairies, tall pine forests and 20+ Scenic Byways. Pick a festival! We celebrate year round with music, food and fun! City of country side, you'll discover professional theaters, star-studded concerts and pro-sporting events. Minnesota's central location makes it a convenient destination by plane, train, car or motorcoach. Come, Explore Minnesota!
Welcome to White Bear, just 20 short minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul. White Bear is a community filled with small-town charm and big-city attractions. Summer celebrations such as Manitou Days, Marketfest and Farmers' Market add to the excitement in White Bear Lake. Relive the fun of days past by watching the Manitou Days Parade, strutting your stuff at the Beach Dance or building the world's greatest sandcastle at Ramsey Beach.
If you prefer a more relaxing pace, you can pick your own strawberries at Pine Tree Apple Orchard, stroll the cobblestone streets of our charming downtown, listen to live music at a variety of restaurants and pubs, or walk the woodchip trails of Tamarack Nature Center. Indoor activities are equally entertaining. White Bear Lake features a wide variety of excellent restaurants, specialty shops, art galleries, sport venues, and theaters.
When the day is over, visitors can choose from several lodging accommodations within five minutes of attractions. Come visit White Bear Lake. We'd love to see you.
Fairmont the “City of Lakes” awaits your arrival. Located in southern Minnesota at the intersection of Highway 15 and Interstate 90, Fairmont’s great location is easily accessible.
With our five lakes and open prairies we offer a little something for everyone no matter what time of the year. There are several walking and biking trails you can use year round for numerous activities. With almost twenty parks in the area there’s a lot of open space to relax and enjoy.
Fairmont’s rich history and abundant arts and cultural venues add to the uniqueness of our community. With a restaurant for every taste bud and lodging for every budget you’ll be surprised at what you find in Fairmont!
Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN are conveniently located on the crossroads off I-94 and I-29. We offer DMO travel trade services, including itinerary assistance, accommodations and FAMiliarization tours. Savor dishes from all over the world along with authentic prairie cuisine of every style. Bask in entertainment options for every mood, from sophisticated drama and world-renowned performances to progressive mystery dinners. Experience colorful history, still very much alive. Splash or just relax at a wide array of lodging options from cozy to luxurious.
Faribault is set along the beautiful Lake Country of southern Minnesota. The Faribault area serves as a perfect backdrop for a refreshing vacation or group visit. The balance of historic buildings, new retail shops and world renowned businesses draw many people to Faribault. There are so many things to see and do in Faribault, we know the experience that awaits you will be a memorable one.
Step back in history at this open-air museum devoted to Swedish immigrations. 11 acre "old farm" with 5 restored, furnished, and preserved buildings Valkommen Hus with gift shop and exhibits. Tours welcome! Luncheon tours arranged!
See Minneapolis & St. Paul’s historic beauty aboard an air-conditioned coach and let Gray Lines over 90 years of experience and knowledgeable tour guides take you through the city’s oldest, most exclusive neighborhoods. Drive by Historic Fort Snelling and the Governors Mansion, State Capitol building, Landmark Center and the Xcel Center. See the inside of the Saint Paul Cathedral before driving down Summit Avenue to see where the lumber and railroad barons who built the city once lived in their splendor Victorian mansions. See why Minneapolis is called the "City of Lakes". Visit the birthplace of Minneapolis, travel down the Nicollet Mall to the Guthrie Theater/Walker Art Center and Mary Tyler Moore house before a stop at Minnehaha Falls Park. You will see all of the areas highlights on this complete and comprehensive narrated tour. The tour departs from the North Entrance of the Mall of America on Lindau Lane.
Inver Grove Heights...Closer than you think! Conveniently located off I-494 & Hwy 52, we're closer to exciting attractions, shopping, sports and more! Free parking, breakfast and hotel shuttle service from participating IGH hotels to/from the MSP International Airport, Minnesota Zoo and Mall of America! Call for a free visitor's guide, go online to register to win a "FREE Weekend Get-Away Package" or check out our Great Stay Packages at www.visitigh.com to save on your trip to the Twin Cities!
Itineraries Inc. is a publishing company based in Minnesota, promoting inbound group travel through our Itineraries Midwest Magazine, published 3 times per year. Also Itineraries Inc. publishes Itineraries Minnesota Travel Companion for active adults, families, school groups and the leisure traveler. Our Trade Show; Itineraries Midwest Group Travel Show & FAM is held every fall in various locations throughout the upper Midwest and Canada. Explore how you can plan midwest travel with ease using our hyperlinked digitalk magazines available on Itinerariesmidwest.com.
Keepers is a Native American Indian non-profit dedicated to Preserving the Great Pipestone Quarries for all tribal people like it has been for time immorial. While educating the world about our rich and diverse cultures, stories, histories, and arts. We provide lectures, workshops, culture-camp and Native gift shop were we sell authentic American Indian art and crafts. Keepers also puts on a pow wow each year during July or event by appointment. We invite you to visit Pipestone the Crossroads of the Indian world check out our Gift Shop and Gallery, join us for Native American dance and music at our pow wow or spend a few days living in a tipi and discovering hands on more about our tribal culture. We also do presentations and workshops in schools, for groups and organizations anywhere there is a need.
Welcome to Lake Minnetonka’s historic 150 passenger paddlewheel boat docked in beautiful downtown Excelsior. The Lady of the Lake offers private narrated tours with complete menu and beverage selection for groups starting at 20 passengers. We also offer 90 minute historically narrated public cruises on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays beginning Memorial Day weekend and cruising through Labor Day. Boarding begins at 12:30 with a 1:00 departure and 2:30 return time, reservations recommended. Please visit us on the web or call for more information.
The mission of Minnesota Landmarks is to preserve and maintain Landmark Center as an historic monument, as well as to serve the public by both initiating a variety of programs that showcase the building as a primary cultural center, and by providing a setting for organizations and activities that enhance the quality of life in our community.
MALL OF AMERICA – Enjoy over 520 shops, restaurants and other attractions including Nickelodeon Universe®- The nation’s largest indoor theme park, Underwater Adventures® Aquarium, Moose Mountain Adventure Gold, Silicon Motor Speed Way, A.C.E.S. Flight simulator and LEGO, Americam Girls Store®. Plus there’s no tax on clothing and shoes!
Minneapolis is a flourishing urban center overflowing with dining, recreation, entertainment culture & attractions. World-class shopping, 5 major sports teams and an active downtown that makes Minneapolis a must-visit destination for everyone.
Public Tours: Take an Award-Winning City Tour through the glass and steel of Minneapolis, the stately stonework of St. Paul and the diverse neighborhoods in between. Or, try our historic Stillwater City Tour & St. Croix River Cruise, our interactive Minneapolis Tour & Mississippi River Cruise, and our ever-popular Holiday Lights Tour. With educational and entertaining live narratives, our spacious motor coach tours are always engaging. No matter which tour you choose, you'll have an unforgettable time in the Twin Cities! Tours & Transportation: From city tours and nature excursions to art museums and riverboat outings, metroConnections’ group tours are catered to your group’s interests and enjoyment. No matter your program destination, we can provide private transportation, meet and greet services, hotel accommodations, restaurant recommendations and reservations, exclusive access to many attractions, and knowledgeable and friendly guides.
Featuring more slot machines and blackjack tables than anywhere in Minnesota and a bingo hall among the world’s best, Mystic Lake Casino Hotel® is the Midwest’s premier resort destination. Steps from the state’s largest gaming floor you’ll find a host of amenities to make your visit memorable. Take advantage of our hotel with 600 luxurious rooms and suites, Mystic Showroom®, swimming pool, spa and seven distinctive restaurants, highlighted by our award-winning buffet. You can also enjoy traditional fare at The Meadows Grille after a round of golf at The Meadows at Mystic Lake. Connected to the hotel , The Meadows was recognized as one of the 10 best casino golf courses in the country by Golfweek magazine. Just 25 minutes from downtown Minneapolis and Mall of America®, Mystic Lake offers the Twin Cities’ only resort experience.
Whether you enjoy the arts, history or nature, you’ll find multiple outlets for your educational curiosities in Northfield. And when you are ready to wine, dine and relax, you’ll find one-of-a-kind restaurants, live music and theater, and a variety of comfortable lodging options.
For generations, visitors to Northfield have found a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere with so much to do. Both St. Olaf and Carleton liberal arts colleges are based here, and their presence creates an active open atmosphere few other small communities can offer.
We invite you to spend a day or an overnight and find out for yourself what we have to offer. For a memorable experience and a relaxing getaway, there are few destinations as satisfying as Northfield.
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Northfield Lines, Inc./Northfield Tours & Cruises is your total charter, tour and travel company. "We're the DRIVE behind "Worry-Free Travel". One call does it all for customized itineraries, tours and motorcoach chartering. From your first contact to your final destination, everything we do is geared toward providing you with safe, enjoyable, worry-free travel. We own and operate a diverse fleet of motorcoaches, minicoaches, vans and school buses ot accommodate all sizes of groups.
Discover Our Faces & Places! Where history & attractions make it worth the trip! Enjoy Owatonna’s great location off I-35 just one hour south of the Twin Cities Metro Area. With over 575 hotel rooms and various meeting facilities, Owatonna can accommodate a small group meeting to a large convention. Enjoy shopping at Cabela’s World’s Foremost Outfitters & Preferred Outlets of Medford, visit the only Orphanage Museum in Minnesota and our other famous historical sites & attractions! Shop, dine, & stay in Owatonna!
The North American Farm and Power Show returns to Owatonna March 15 - March 17! The expo features a vast array of indoor and outdoor agricultural and ag-related exhibits. In addition, there will be educational seminars on a wide range of farm-related topics. Admission and parking are free.
Owatonna’s annual KOWZ Home and Recreation Show is March 23 - 25! Everything you think of, under on rood: decorating, heating & cooling, carpeting, landscaping, siding, cabinets, water conditioning, electrical, decks, wall covering, realtors, cars, boats, lawnmowers & much more! Admission and parking are free.
Coming in early April: The Steele County Historical Society starts their spring lecture series, “Hats: The Finishing Touch” (April 3 ) and “Civil Ware Sesquicentennial: 1862 – the Worst Year in MN History” (April 10th) at the NEW History Center!
Spring Sales will begin at the Medford Outlet Center!
You can always stock up on your outdoor supplies at Cabela’s too.
Providing Pubic Cruise Tours and Private Charters on Beautiful Lake Minnetonka and the Majestic Mississippi River through Downtown Minneapolis! Daily Public Tours run 7 days per week and include Afternoon Sightseeing, Happy Hour & Pizza, Friday Night Dinner and Sunday Brunch Cruises! Private Charters are available for groups from 10-145, and are ideal for Corporate Events, Department Parties, Personal Gatherings, Wedding Events, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Tour Groups and more! Purchase Public Cruise Tickets online, or call for complete Public Tour and Private Charter information!
450 Apple Orchard Road
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
The picturesque Pine Tree Apple Orchard offers a variety of apples, homemade bakery/dessert products, cidar and apple gift items. Family outing - wagon rides, corn maze and PYO pumpkins in October. Call for schedule. Guided tours are educational and fun. This is also a great fall shopping stop. Strawberries available in mid-June.
Celebrating 36 years, Plymouth Playhouse is best-known for producing musicals and comedies. Located in the Best Western Kelly Inn on the lower theater level below the Green Mill Restaurant, this intimate 211 seat theater is a popular destination offering single and group discounts on tickets, meals, & over-night accommodations with free parking available. Conveniently located at I-494 and Hwy. 55W, 20 minutes west from downtown Minneapolis. Groups: yes* Accommodates up to 211.
17837 - 38th Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55446
Brochure distribution in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ontario. Brochures "working around the clock for you" reaching your prespects; 62% seek travel information after leaving home and 36% change plans after reading a brochure.
Richfield Bus Company is a charter/tour motor coach company based in the Twin Cities and Rochester, Minnesota metro areas. Now in their 51st year in business, the Holter family has diligently worked hard to provide the finest transportation service, using the most comfortable and dependable equipment available. Richfield Bus Company offers a wide spectrum of transportation vehicles for groups of all sizes, including the newest state of the industry deluxe motor coaches. Having the largest variety of types of vehicles to choose from including all the modern technology options, Richfield also offers a selection of classic vintage buses for local charter service. As an industry leader, Richfield Bus Company is well known as one of America's most respected family owned charter and tour specialists, providing local and nationwide service anywhere within the U.S. and Canada with vehicles and service unmatched by its competition.
Whether you’re looking for a shopping adventure, sports excitement or broadway entertainment, you’ll find it all in and around Roseville. The vibrant downtowns of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are at our doorstep, making us the ideal location to sites and experiences offered by the Twin Cities.Start your shopping adventure at Rosedale Center, one of the area’s premier shopping destinations. Rosedale Center offers 160 stores plus the Plaza, a lifestyle component center which offers new stores, fabulous restaurants and AMC movie theaters. Roseville, perfectly positioned to Minneapolis and Saint Paul. For hotel discounts, log onto www.visitroseville.com and request a Free Visitor’s Guide.
Our rustic tasting room in a restored century-old barn is open each year from mid-April to December 31st and is located just west of scenic Stillwater. Stop out, try our wines, and take a stroll through our picturesque vineyards. You are also welcome to pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it at our picnic tables overlooking a quiet pond. Our award-winning Minnesota wines range from the dark, intense, oak-aged Frontenac to the semi-sweet Vignoles, reminiscent of a fine German Riesling.During your visit, be sure to try our famous Raspberry Infusion, which the Star Tribune called "...a decadent dessert wine that begs to be served with chocolate". We offer wine tasting during our open tasting room hours.
Sawatdee Thai Restaurants bring fresh, authentic food from Thailand to Minnesota. Taste award-winning Thai food and explore Thai culture. Traditional specialties include spring rolls, spicy surries, and stir-fries
Party room up to 50
Located on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul, the Science Museum of Minnesota has a 100-year history of unforgettable science fun and education. The museum is well-known for its unique combination of cutting-edge technology and hands-on entertainment, including innovative exhibits, a convertible-dome 9 story high Omnitheater, and a world-class collection of fossils and artifacts. The museum also boasts the popular Experiment Gallery, an Egyptian mummy, a climb-aboard Mississippi River towboat, an outdoor exhibit gallery featuring a river science-themed mini-golf course, and more. For show times, hours, and directions, call (651) 221-9444 or visit www.smm.org.
50 LAKES – Home of paved 39 mile Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail – along Hwy 60 between Faribault and Mankato. Attractions, Historic Sites,Shopping, Dining, Scenery, Lakes, Water Sports, Fishing, Festivals, Wildlife, Friendly People!
Great tasting food, Great drinks, Great Family Restaurant. Severla large flat screen TV's, Big "10" sports channels featuring broasted chicken, walleye, pastas, salads, burgers, wraps, homemade soups daily. Across form Cabela's near Owatonna. Great Service!
Visitors to the St. Cloud area continue to comment on the exceptional number of attractions and activities they discover in the region. Munsinger and Clemens Gardens is a summer time favorite. Art and theatre from local to professional talent along with our rich history of granite offer a variety of things to do. Located along the Mississippi River, there are restaurants, shopping, biking, golfing all right here in Granite Country.
The Historic Theatre Group manages the Orpheum, State and Pantages Theatres in Minneapolis. We present the best in touring Broadway shows, concerts, comedy and dance. Contact us today for group discounts and priority seating.
The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes consists of upscale shopping and dining in an outboor setting. Located one block north of I-94/I-694 at the intersection of Hemlock Lane and Elm Creek Boulevard in Maple Grove, Minnesota.
12716 Parkwood Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337
Minnesota Travel Connections has been planning travel since 1984. We assist groups and individuals with travel and meeting arrangements through out the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Egypt, Greece and the Pacific Rim. We specialize in small and medium size meetings. Our services include: Meeting management onsite, event planning including expos and trade shows; venue selection and room reservations for hotels, resorts and meeting facilities; transportation reservations for airline tickets, air consolidators, automobiles, trains, motor coach and limousines. We arrange cruises for worldwide itineraries, including Mexico, Europe, Barge, Nile, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mediterranean, and the Yangtze River.
The Twin Model Railroad Museum is the premier model railroad museum in the upper Midwest featuring a large O scale layout at its Bandana Square location and several other scale and toy train layouts at its Toy Train Division located in the Chimney’s Building, north of Bandana Square.
Valleyfair is the perfect destination for the entire family with over 75 amazing rides and attractions! With eight roller coasters, spectacular live entertainment, Soak City Waterpark and don’t forget about Planet Snoopy with the entire PEANUTS gang! For more information please visit www.valleyfair.com.
Duluth - an international port city, and home to the world’s largest inland port, welcomes visitors with intriguing attractions surrounded by gorgeous scenery – 2 ½ hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul – on the shore of “great” Lake Superior and the gateway to the scenic North Shore Drive. Restaurants, shopping and world class attractions. We offer unsurpassed service to motorcoach groups – contact us for our Group Tour Planner, School/Youth Guide and Duluth Visitor Guide.
For people seeking truly unique urban experiences, Saint Paul is Minnesota’s must-see capital, a Mississippi River landmark where adventure and inspiration meet unparalleled innovation, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Voigt's Motorcoach Travel is a 3rd generation family owned business since 1947 that takes great pride in providing professional worry free transportation solutions that exceed our customer's expectations.
At Down In History, costumed characters make history fun on tours of the Twin Cities. Home to the Saint Paul Gangster Tour, and the Historic Wabasha Street Cave Tour (as seen on the "History Channel"). The Saint Paul Gangster Tour is our premiere crook's tour with a nefarious gangster or his moll as your guide. Find out why Ole and Lena immigrated to Minnesota on our Uff Dah! Tour, or see the off the beaten track Saint Paul on the Twin Town Tacky Tour. Other tours available for groups of 25 or more.
Family owned printing and communications company specializing in full color magazine style books and brochures, newsletters, maps, postcards and rack cards. Personalized online order sites to print and store material or create personalized orders from pre-set templates that ship to single or multi locations as needed. We can advance your look and communications into the 21st century without breaking the budget, a comprehensive, strategic plan and budget to get the most impact out of your message and advertising dollar.
Wild Mountain Taylors Falls Recreation operates Wild Mountain Ski and Snowboard Area; Wild Chutes Snow Tubing; Wild Mountain Waterpark, Alpine Slides and Go-Karts; Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours; Taylors Falls Canoe and Kayak Rental; Wildwood R.V. Park and Campground. Located one hour north of the Twin Cities in beautiful Taylors Falls, Minnesota.